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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
October 27, 2016

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Megan S. Gunder


Lansdale, PA 19446


Director of Finance with extensive financial experience in Global Development and General Accounting. Achieves financial performance results with proven accounting and analysis skills, dedication, and strong organizational and leadership skills. Promotes teamwork and solid management of customer and vendor relationships.

Financial Planning & Analysis

SOX Compliance

Strategic Planning

Hyperion and SAP

Asset Management

Cross functional reporting


IMS HEALTH, INC. Plymouth Meeting, PA

1999 - 2016

IMS Health, a leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Finance Director, Information Offerings (2011-2016)

Provided financial support for the Development Function of the Information Offerings Organization.

The Development Organization is a global organization in 80+ countries. Performed consolidated investment strategic plans, budgets and forecasts across North America, Europe, Asia / Pacific and Japan specifically. Performed all financial aspects for a 2015 budget that consists of $55M gross expense.

Directed a team of three financial professionals.

Developed and implemented new Development financial structure during 2015.

Provided support to the Development Directors for all projects and wrote approval requirements for any above $250k and attained Corporate approval.

Performed 100% of the SOX Audit and Financial Audit for the US Development Organization. Managed and performed impairments for the Global Development Organization.

Managed global asset management budget of $144M.

Finance Director, Production & Development (2007-2011)

Performed the financials for the Americas Customer Delivery and Development organization, which involved all aspects of the budget, forecasts and all financial analysis. Managed all financial aspects for Canada and Latin America Customer Delivery and Development monthly results, projects and all variance drivers.

Performed all aspects for the following ad-hoc Customer Delivery and Development efficiency projects: AT Kearney, Hackett Group and Acxiom.

Performed all aspects of SOX audit for a budget of $70M gross expense, including net realizable valuations and impairment analysis. Provided leadership, direction, and career development for a team of three financial professionals.

Director, Consulting and Services (2010)

Reported the actuals and forecast for revenue and expenses for the US Consulting group.

Reviewed, documented and changed the TCS and Cognizant Technology Solutions processes in order to create efficiencies for the Consulting finance group.

Global Finance Manager, Production & Development (2006-2007)

Performed the Customer Delivery and Development and Global CIO budget and monthly forecasts. Managed and delivered on all components of the financials for the following monthly Customer Delivery and Development regions: North America, Europe, Asia / Pacific, and Japan.

Consolidated a Global Budget of $180M.

Developed and deployed Business Line P&Ls including new Contribution Margin P&Ls, providing critical information on product profitability for top 8 markets, addressing 70% of global revenue and expenses.

Certified in LEAN

Managed the Gartner vendor relationship and utilize all symposium tickets in the most cost efficient way across the Global organization.

oCreated a global chargeback process through intercompany accounting contracts to track and charge all countries in the most cost efficient way.

Finance Manager, Production & Development (2002-2006)

Delivered on all components of financial support for the US Development function, including preparation of annual budgets monthly forecasts and actual results for each month, analysis and variance reporting for expenses, projects and FTE’s. Provided the accounting for deferred software costs through use of detailed time records and cost rates for product development staff and third party consultants.

Performed Net Realizable Valuation analysis and impairment testing on the highest revenue projects including: Global Performance Tracker, LRX, RX Strategy, Plan Decoding and Xplorer Web.

Ensured compliance with SOX Section 404 for the US Deferral Process for 36 key controls across 8 sub-processes.

Performed the PD Financial Director role for a three month period.

Financial Analyst (2000-2002)

Provided financial support for MIS, Data Management, Delivery Services, Product Process, Consulting Services, and Production Services.

Performed all aspects of monthly close, monthly management forecast and yearly budget process for North America US production. Produced and evaluated monthly and quarterly key financial indicators that provide financial and business insight to management.

Reconciled headcount on a monthly and quarterly basis with Human Resources for my functional areas totaling over 500 employees. Prepared financial schedules for investment appropriations requests.

General Ledger Trust Coordinator (1999-2000)

Performed all financial aspects for the Nielson Media Research and IMS Health savings and retirement plans. Prepared the semi-monthly cash movements, including fund transfers, contributions, loans and distributions. Prepared the 5500’s and assisted with the compiling of the 11K SEC filing. Performed Intercompany contracts for all cross country functional expenses.

European Shared Business Services Project:

oCompiled information and documented procedures for the PSA agreement in London and migrated it to the Switzerland office.

oCreated a standard chart of accounts for all migrated countries including all offices in the UK, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Corporate Project:

oTraveled to London for the corporate quarterly closes to assist with: reconciling and compiling backup for FAS112 restructuring costs and one time costs. Assisted with double counts, management to legal reconciliations including making adjusting journal entries when needed. Updated and confirmed final consolidated numbers by entity. Verified and reported the figures for the quarterly earnings release.


Corporate Accountant


Mutual Fund Supervisor

Mutual Fund Analyst

Corporate Accountant


M.B.A, Management Information Systems, College of Business Administration, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, College of Business Administration, Penn State University, State College, PA


Salesforce, SAP, HFM, Access, Oracle, Microsoft Project

Hyperion: SmartEssbase, Planning, Retrieve, Analyzer, Financial Management


Officer Richard Lawn Jr. Helping Hands Foundation- Treasurer

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